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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 19, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County boys basketball building toward bigger things

With the memory in their minds of a season that didn’t quite go according to plan, Moffat County High School boys basketball players are ready to step up to the challenge this year to return to their former glory. MCHS hoopsters are back in action, preparing for a tough schedule amid changes both within the team and in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Moffat County basketball splits with Steamboat

Sailor boys top Bulldogs, MCHS girls trounce 0-6 rivals

For one Bulldog team, Friday night saw them face a foe they hadn’t met at the varsity level in four years, while the other was looking to avenge a loss from just one week before, but both rivalry matches between Moffat County High School and Steamboat Springs were packed with energy. MCHS girls won a showdown with the Sailors, 48-26, while the Steamboat boys took a 64-48 victory against Moffat County during games in Craig.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 17, 2016: Moffat County’s Miki Klimper receives All-State football honor

Colorado High School Activities Association recently named its All-State teams for football, and Moffat County High School’s Miki Klimper was selected as a 2A All-State Honorable Mention. Klimper played wide receiver and linebacker for the Bulldogs this fall and led the team and the Western Slope League in total tackles with 101. He also recorded three sacks and recorded three fumbles and an interception.

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Moffat County wrestlers best Basalt, 65-15

A Wednesday night dual in Basalt saw another big Bulldog win as the members of the Moffat County High School wrestling team shut down the Longhorns, 65-15.

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Moffat County basketball sets sights on raising funds, holiday spirits

Teams hosting Hoop-a-Thon, offer charitable donations for Dec. 23 Pepsi Center games

Plenty of slam-dunk opportunities are coming up to give back and enjoy sporting events at the same time. During the holiday season, Moffat County High School basketball teams will be part of multiple endeavors to raise some funds, have some fun and make some memories.

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‘My heart is on the field’: Craig’s Steve Hafey remembered for decades of sports service

Late Moffat County icon receives Colorado Football Officials Hall of Fame induction

The tones of the man known as the Voice of the Bulldogs will stick with Moffat County residents for years after he’s gone, as will his legacy as an icon of the local sports scene. Craig’s Steve Hafey passed away Dec. 9 at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Steve left behind decades of service to the community and the world of athletics in addition to a loving family that included wife Fay Hafey; daughter Dorie Hafey; sons Corey, Kip and Wade; siblings Tim Hafey, Janice McGraw, Jane Ann Nettleton and Margaret Ruth Lisle; and 13 grandchildren.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 14, 2016: Hockey teams have busy weekend, prepare for holiday tourney

Craig Youth Hockey Association teams had multiple games during the past weekend.

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Moffat County swimmers rally at Grand Junction relay event

The Moffat County High School girls swim team took eighth place Saturday during the Southwest Conference Relay Meet at Grand Junction’s Colorado Mesa University.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 12, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County hoops split Saturday at Steamboat Shootout

Bulldog girls take 3rd, boys 8th in tourney; teams hosting Sailors for Friday games

A narrow win and a shorthanded loss were in store for Moffat County High School basketball teams during the final round Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Shootout, but while results may have differed, both Bulldog coaches are seeing their players stay resilient. MCHS girls placed third at the Steamboat Shootout with a 39-32 win against Colorado Springs’ Discovery Canyon.

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Moffat County wrestlers earn plentiful pins at Tiger Duals

Bullodgs Miki Klimper, Daniel Caddy undefeated during Grand Junction meet; Isiaih Herod wins at Rifle JV tourney

Another weekend, another list of teams to fall prey to Bulldog wrestlers. Saturday’s Tiger Duals hosted in Grand Junction went well for Moffat County High School, as varsity athletes won against four of the five teams to go against them.

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Craig Middle School boys hoops clinches district championships

Craig Middle School boys basketball teams each had a shot at a district championship Saturday, and the final games went in favor of two of the four Bulldog squads. CMS’s seventh-grade A-Team and eighth-grade B-Team each ended the day in first place following an all-day tournament in Craig that included Steamboat Springs, Meeker and Rangely.

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Moffat County swimmers racing toward success in new 3A class

Changes abound this season for Moffat County High School girls swimming, but one thing remains the same year after year: the act of getting in the water and moving to the other side of the pool as quickly as possible. MCHS aquatics will see some differences this year, primarily positive, as the Bulldogs welcome back coach Meghan Francone and also move into a 3A classification.

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Eagle Valley outlasts Moffat County girls basketball

No sports team enjoys a defeat, but if it has to happen, early in the season is almost always better. Moffat County High School girls hoops took its first loss of the year Friday in the semifinals of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, as Eagle Valley beat the Lady Bulldogs, 43-29.